a creative outlet for students, by students.

this is our literary journal

highlighting the margins…

providing a platform

Violet Margin is a publication specifically for undergraduate students. Aspiring writers of any level are invited to submit their work here. We understand how challenging it can be to get published- especially the first time. Violet Margin wants to make publication more accessible.

diversifying literature

We strive for a diverse set of voices in every issue. Our world does not hold one narrative, and its literature should reflect that. At Violet Margin we are interested in narratives that otherwise get pushed to the margins. We want to give writers from marginalized backgrounds the space to push back and make their voice heard anyway.

breaking conventions

Violet Margin is most interested in publishing work that pushes the margins. Experimental works are welcomed here. Here at Violet Margin we aim to break the molds that often confine writers. We dare our writers to be bold!

“That is one of the functions of art: to present what the narrow and desperately practical perspectives of real life exclude.”

C.S Lewis

Editor’s Note

here’s to the unique voices of our editorial staff

digital world

Response to November 14th prompt: Write a story about unrequited love.” Sarah Pope, Visual Arts Editor by anonymous The digital world is a lonely place. You see friendships come and go in a blink of an eye, cancel culture running rampant. All you want to do is stick to yourself, but not experience that feeling…


Response to November 9th prompt: Write a haiku about an object that is in the room with you.” Marissa Weihofen, Reader by shanae vanmoore, VM Assistant Managing Editor the dirty clothes pile vanishing a red sneaker; the twins are severed